Course overview

Great branding matters whether you are a start-up or a legacy business. Creating successful brands follows a process that is part art and part science. Learn the value of branding and how it is researched, shaped and executed at successful hospitality brands around the world. The process of branding is a collaborative, multi-faceted process led by a team of right-brain (creatives) and left-brain (pragmatists) thinkers. This course is highly valuable to a number of audiences: advanced university students of marketing and brand management, middle and senior managers in the hospitality and service sector aiming to create or strengthen the company brand, and for parties dealing with increasing long-term company value through strategic brand design. You will learn how to move through the research and strategy phases through the creative process to arrive at a brand that is distinctive and desirable. This course helps you understand the process and deliverables, then offers templates and exercises for you to build your own hospitality brand. The participants are expected to watch all the video content under each module, acquaint themselves with additional materials provided, and then take the quizzes. The quiz can be taken 3 times and we recommend that participants watch the videos and practise until they feel they master the topic.

What you will learn

What you will learn
Course objectives what hospitality branding is today? lessons learned from actual hotel and restaurant case studies. how brand creation differs from one-off and prototype brands. how to conduct research, move through the creative process and document your brand. After completing the course, the participant: is familiar with the concept of branding understands the importance of differentiation via brand design is able to use the current tools of branding is able to evaluate brand work and its role in the success of any service company Skills After completing the course, the participant: Understands branding and how it contributes to the success of every business Understands how branding is done and who makes it happen Uses major branding tools with ease

Course details

Who is the course for?

Course material: over 3,5h of video, 8 assignments, 7 quizzes, Hospitality Brand Design Handbook, additional reading, estimated total study time 135 hours Course outline: Module 1 – What is branding? Module 2 – Branding, Design and Service: Overview Module 3 – Brand Design Process Overview Module 4 – Case Study: Reverb by Hard Rock Module 5 – Research and Strategy Module 6 – Brand Development Module 7 – Implementation